A protest was held today at the gates of the Erasmus Smith house more commonly known as the Cahir Area Council Office. The protest was organised by the Cahir Tidy Towns Group led by Chairman Andy Moloney. The protest was covered by Tipp FM during the daily news bulletins which brought some concerned citizens and business people to join the parade.
The now Independent Candidate and Chairman supported the protest because he said that the area office supported the surrounding villages and that another service was leaving the town.
We have lost the court services and were told we would have an upgrade of the library in replace, we have lost opening hours in the Swiss Cottage and also in the Tourist Office and now our local area office is going with no replacement.
We will be dealing with a new County Manager in June and god only know what will go next.A letter was drafted to the Director of Services about the concerns of the group and word back this evening assured us that the Tourist office will open the same as last year,plans are in place to have a replacement dept located in the Erasmus Smith House and also assurances given to upgrade the Public toilets which have been on the Tidy Towns wish list since last year.
Its time that Cahir people started fighting to hold our services before anymore leave the town said Moloney.
Pictured outside the Cahir area offices of South Tipperary County Council today were concerned citizens of Cahir and Cahir Tidy Towns members who were protesting, to highlight the closure of local Government services in Cahir and its surrounding villages.